Independent Fostering Agency Approved Providers List – Central Bedfordshire

Independent Fostering Agency Approved Providers List – Central Bedfordshire

The purpose of this Approved Provider List is to support Central Bedfordshire Council, Bedford Borough Council and Luton Borough Council in fulfilling their Sufficiency Duty in relation to accommodation for looked after children and to improve the overall outcomes for these children. 5 Lots.

United Kingdom-Chicksands: Welfare services for children and young people

2020/S 212-520560

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Central Bedfordshire Council
Postal address: Priory House
Town: Chicksands
NUTS code: UKH25 Central Bedfordshire
Postal code: SG17 5TQ
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Linda Sharpstone
E-mail: procurement@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 3003008000
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Central Bedfordshire Council
Postal address: Priory House, Chicksands
Town: Shefford
NUTS code: UKH25 Central Bedfordshire
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: procurement@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract involves joint procurement

I.3)Communication

Access to the procurement documents is restricted. Further information can be obtained at: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/centralbedfordshire
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/centralbedfordshire
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

CBC-1143-APL-LS IFA (Independent Fostering Agency) Approved Providers List

 

Reference number: CBC-1143-APL-LS

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85311300 Welfare services for children and young people

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The purpose of this Approved Provider List (APL) is to support Central Bedfordshire Council, Bedford Borough Council and Luton Borough Council (the ‘Authorities’) in fulfilling their Sufficiency Duty in relation to accommodation for looked after children and to improve the overall outcomes for these children.

 

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
The contracting authority reserves the right to award contracts combining the following lots or groups of lots:

 

• Bidders applying for lot 1 must also apply for lot 2 as outlined in the services specification.

• Bidders applying for lot 2 must also apply for lot 1 as outlined in the services specification.

 

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot 1: Standard Placement

 

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85311300 Welfare services for children and young people
85310000 Social work services
85311000 Social work services with accommodation
85300000 Social work and related services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKH25 Central Bedfordshire
NUTS code: UKH24 Bedford
NUTS code: UKH21 Luton
Main site or place of performance:

 

 

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The purpose of this approved provider list is to support Central Bedfordshire Council, Bedford Borough Council and Luton Borough Council (the Partnership Authorities) in fulfilling their Sufficiency Duty in relation to accommodation for looked after children and to improve the overall outcomes for these children.

 

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 60
Price – Weighting: 40
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

II.2.14)Additional information

 

 

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot 2: Enhanced Placement

 

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85311300 Welfare services for children and young people
85310000 Social work services
85311000 Social work services with accommodation
85300000 Social work and related services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKH25 Central Bedfordshire
NUTS code: UKH24 Bedford
NUTS code: UKH21 Luton
Main site or place of performance:

 

 

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The purpose of this approved provider list is to support Central Bedfordshire Council, Bedford Borough Council and Luton Borough Council (the Partnership Authorities) in fulfilling their Sufficiency Duty in relation to accommodation for looked after children and to improve the overall outcomes for these children.

 

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 60
Price – Weighting: 40
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

II.2.14)Additional information

 

 

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot 3: Step-across from Residential Care

 

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85311300 Welfare services for children and young people
85310000 Social work services
85311000 Social work services with accommodation
85300000 Social work and related services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKH25 Central Bedfordshire
NUTS code: UKH24 Bedford
NUTS code: UKH21 Luton
Main site or place of performance:

 

 

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The purpose of this approved provider list is to support Central Bedfordshire Council, Bedford Borough Council and Luton Borough Council (the Partnership Authorities) in fulfilling their Sufficiency Duty in relation to accommodation for looked after children and to improve the overall outcomes for these children.

 

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 60
Price – Weighting: 40
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

II.2.14)Additional information

 

 

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot 4: Youth Justice (including PACE — Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 and Remand Foster Care)

 

Lot No: 4

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85311300 Welfare services for children and young people
85310000 Social work services
85311000 Social work services with accommodation
85300000 Social work and related services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKH25 Central Bedfordshire
NUTS code: UKH24 Bedford
NUTS code: UKH21 Luton
Main site or place of performance:

 

 

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The purpose of this approved provider list is to support Central Bedfordshire Council, Bedford Borough Council and Luton Borough Council (the Partnership Authorities) in fulfilling their Sufficiency Duty in relation to accommodation for looked after children and to improve the overall outcomes for these children.

 

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 60
Price – Weighting: 40
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

II.2.14)Additional information

 

 

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot 5: Parent and Child

 

Lot No: 5

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85311300 Welfare services for children and young people
85310000 Social work services
85311000 Social work services with accommodation
85300000 Social work and related services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKH25 Central Bedfordshire
NUTS code: UKH24 Bedford
NUTS code: UKH21 Luton
Main site or place of performance:

 

 

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The purpose of this approved provider list is to support Central Bedfordshire Council, Bedford Borough Council and Luton Borough Council (the Partnership Authorities) in fulfilling their Sufficiency Duty in relation to accommodation for looked after children and to improve the overall outcomes for these children.

 

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 60
Price – Weighting: 40
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

II.2.14)Additional information

 

 

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation

III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

List and brief description of conditions:

 

 

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

National Minimum Standards for Foster Care.

 

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 50
In the case of framework agreements, provide justification for any duration exceeding 4 years:

This Agreement does not exceed 4 years.

 

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 07/12/2020
Local time: 09:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 07/12/2020
Local time: 09:00
Place:

 

 

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes

VI.3)Additional information:

Central Bedfordshire Council, together with Bedford Borough Council and Luton Borough Council (the Partnership Authorities) are running this procurement in accordance with Regulations 74 to 76 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, which enable the Partnership Authorities to develop a procedure appropriate for their needs whilst ensuring equal treatment and transparency.

 

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: Central Bedfordshire Council
Town: Shefford
Country: United Kingdom

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

26/10/2020